ORDALIAS marks the first solo album by IAN MASON, lead singer of the well-known Basque Country heavy doom rock act THE WIZARDS. Within this precious edition shaped in a double LP work, we can find thirteen selections of dark and psychedelic folk in the way of bands like Wovenhand, Swans, or Death In June with lyrics involving matters such as spirituality, Christian mysticism and the symbolist poetry of authors like Yeats, Blake, Goethe or Novalis.
ORDALIAS regards as a magickal vessel to connect with IAN MASON´s unique cosmovision, this collection of songs, had been conjured from the depths of the subconscious world by a sort of meditation sessions and magickal operations along the period of five years, in which as a result, the musician has found the visions and ectsasic images that became the songs which conforms ORDALIAS in its entirely (sic).
All of this has been fulfilled with a delicate handcrafted work in the visual outfit of the album. Seven depicted drawings from the Illustrator Nerea Kndina and the final graphic outcome, done by Babylon Fell designs studio, takes ORDALIAS a step further from other similar works and releases.
A work which stands to look beyond the music, a true appeal to the strength of the vision and the inner voice.
Ultra limited edition of 300 copies.